Utta's design was a custom request by me, fulfilled by Anna so completely and precisely...
She is so glamorous! Soundtrack, anyone? (https://youtu.be/TmmSAFWhyu0")
She can pose REALLY WELL. I haven't edited out any stands in these photos, this is all her. I can stand her stably enough to take a picture, although of course I wouldn't leave her that way unsupervised.
Did I mention amazing posing? She is standing on one foot here!
She can even stand and stretch! It wasn't even difficult to get her to stand like this, I just plopped her down and tada! This doll is incredibly well balanced.
Thoughtful pose. I love how she looks with these big earrings. I want to make her so much elaborate jewelry!!
She can lay on her stomach and look straight forward. Very few dolls have that kind of flexibility!
She can touch her chest!! I have never had a doll that can actually do this without me rubber banding their arms down. She can touch almost every part of her chest, great for necklace photos, and so expressive!!
Her dress is extremely lovely. The fabric is so soft and has just the right drape. This picture really doesn't do her dress justice. I'm afraid I don't have much practice at taking full-length doll shots...
She really is very flexible! Gosh, I love double hip joints so much.
She can even relax like this, it's no stretch for this flexible goddess. She probably watches TV this way.
INCREDIBLE range of motion in her head. Have you ever seen a doll that can look at the ceiling? Cause I sure haven't. She can also nearly touch her chin to her chest. She can move her head exactly as far as I can, and the joint looks good the whole time. Amazing engineering.
I should take her stargazing, hmm?
One of the many positions this increased mobility in the hip, neck, and ribcage makes possible.
Obligatory cute feet shot.
Finally, some macro shots of her paintwork. Her eyebrow hairs are so fine, you can't even really see them properly with your naked eye. My macro lens picks them up though! Anna did a superb job painting this doll. I am so happy to have her here with me!
This will be Utta's ongoing photo thread. Thanks for looking <3
An absolutely beautiful doll. Huge congratulations on her. Anna is a very talented artist and all her dolls are stunningly gorgeous.
Thank you! Yes, it is clear that Anna is very experienced in this craft. The quality of the doll exceeds my expectations, and I am truly a very picky customer. And she is just so lovely and so easy to pose.
what a fabulous doll, she is beautiful, elegant, and poses so impressively. Your doll can do yoga! I love her face paint, her eyes and eyebrows especially. Thank you for sharing her with us!
Yes, thank you! I want to do more photos with her very soon, and yoga would be a fun theme. I'm sure she could do a lot!
I am specific about the type of eyebrow I like in dolls. I like a neutral or happy eyebrow. I hate "poor me" sad eyebrows on my dolls. I want them to look happy, because that's how the doll makes me feel! And the blending of a few natural colors in the eyebrows on this doll looks just great.
Well now you all have a better idea why it is that I have 7 of Anna's dolls! (and counting...)
Allurose, your Utta is just fantastic. She's magnificent. I adore everything Anna makes(she has a long list of my wishes...) and your personalized input and the type of colouring you chose is just awesome.
Do you see what I mean when I say Anna's doll joints fit like clockwork? The range of motion is incredible. The weight is substancial without being heavy, the finishing is silky smooth with no lines visible and the painting is masterfully done.
You are right, she will be an excellent model for all your beautiful creations.
Congratulations, you own a little masterpiece! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Yes, sutton, it was your high praise of the posing and the artist in general that made me feel so confident about ordering from Anna. I can tell by your collection that we have some similar tastes and priorities, so I trusted your opinion on the quality of the doll. And this artist has gotten good reviews from others as well. All with good reason.
I don't have a lot of money to buy dolls just to try them out, then try to sell them if they don't suit me or the quality is bad. But there are a few people on the forum who can do that (at least occasionally). I imagine they have more experience than me in judging the quality of a doll. So I have been watching to see which dolls they keep and which they sell on. Anna's dolls are never resold.
Now that I have one it is obvious to me why this is so. The doll's quality is top tier. I am now happy to be part of the Anna Kucharenko fan club!